Offshore Network: IWCF and PSA Norway Join Gulf of Mexico Well Control Discussions

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The International Well Control Forum and the Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway announced this week they will be joining the well control discussions set to take place in Houston on May 28 – 29 at the Offshore Well Control Conference, Gulf of Mexico, 2014.

This critical meeting will address the non-technical skills involved in well control and will share latest industry recommendations on safe drilling operations from both the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea markets since the Macondo disaster.

David Price, Chief Executive Officer of the International Well Control Forum, will be outlining the implementation of OGP Report 476: ‘Recommendations for enhancements to well control training, examination and certification’.

Kristen Kjeldstad, Principal Engineer with the Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway (PSA), will be discussing the PSA’s cross border learning, quality standards and risk findings from the North Sea Offshore Authority Forum’s (NSOAF) audit on well control.

The findings from these leading authorities on well control will form a central part of a program that contains critical information for any organisation involved in offshore drilling projects.

Other confirmed participants include leading industry players such as BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Hess, Shell, Total, Transocean, Diamond Offshore, Noble Corporation, Pacific Drilling, Halliburton and Baker Hughes. With up to 200 senior level well control decision makers expected onsite over two days, the discussions that take place will influence drilling programs and project execution for the foreseeable future and are not to be missed.

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